What Story Are You Telling Yourself?
May 24, 2012 2 Comments
Today I realized something that I believe has the potential to create big, scary, awesome ripples in my life.
I realized that a part of getting where I am today, a part of the happiness I feel as compared to the desperation I felt almost 2 years ago, comes from changing the story I had been telling myself about my life.
2 years ago, this was the story I told myself:
I was a “victim” of circumstance.
I wasn’t smart enough, innovative enough, or talented enough to go beyond the confines of a “safe life”.
I wasn’t as financially privileged as others who were able to “make it”, and I was “stuck” in a place I didn’t want to be, where I had no friends.
I wasn’t “good at communicating” in my personal relationships.
Today, I look back and can see that the story I was telling myself became a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Until I decided to turn it all around.
Until I decided to grow up and take responsibility for driving my life, instead of letting myself be driven by self-limiting beliefs.
Nowadays, the story I tell myself is light years away from the one I had crafted 2 years ago.
Nowadays, I am
grateful for the gift of family
loving the possibilities of continuous learning
amazed at the beauty of people
inspired by many to go out there and make a difference
humbled by how little I know, but hungry to learn more
Am I there yet? Have I reached the goals I am setting on a daily basis for myself (including becoming a change agent and success creator?)
But I know I’m taking the steps needed to get there, and I am so excited about waking up every single day and taking one step closer.
The shift in mindset has made me a different person, and I’m still growing, every day a little more. I wonder what kind of positivity I can attract to my life by expanding the story I tell myself even more.
And now I want to ask for your help.
I am working on content that is relevant to YOU, that serves YOU, and that helps you achieve your goals. I want to provide value to YOU.
If this resonates at all with you, I invite you to take a moment and think about these questions:
- What story have you been telling yourself about your life?
- Does that story serve you, and serve the person you want to be?
- What aspects of your story could you change, and what parts of your life can you learn to appreciate and see in a different light?
(For example, instead of saying “I’m not good at communicating”, can you say “I want to learn how to communicate better because I know I can improve and create more clarity in my life”? Or, instead of saying “I’m just not good with money”, can you say “I want to focus on learning how to manage my finances better, so I can feel more in control and be smart about my financial decisions”?)